I've fortunately been spared horrible injuries from wrecks/falls with horses and I sincerely hope to never have one. My worst was when I was 13 and riding my mare Pistol. I had just came up my (future) boss' drive way and stopped at the shop to say hello and to chat. Just when I was getting off, one foot still in the stirrup and one foot on the ground, my mare spooks and bolts. I hung on for dear life hoping she would stop/or slow down so i could get her under control but then she started bucking and then i was on the ground, rolling around in pain and coughing... Wind was knocked out of me and I had landed on my arm totally wrong and thought I broke my elbow. All the way to the ER I swore up and down to my parents I was gonna sell that mare.... (wasnt the first wreck she gave my family... broke my ma's foot, fell on me on pavement (twice), broke my dads arm... etc) Well luckily it was only a sprain and healed up fine and I still have that fat old nasty mare (whom is now the most trusted guest horse... lol). Only good thing that came from that wreck was mom and dad took me to go see Hildalgo in theaters which was awesome!!!